Mohamed Sarwat is an assistant professor of computer science and the director of the
Data Systems (DataSys) lab at Arizona State University. Dr. Sarwat is a recipient of the 2019 National Science Foundation CAREER award and the 2014 University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. His general research interest lies in developing robust data systems that improve life in cities. The outcome of his research has been recognized by two best research paper awards in the IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2015) and the  International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2011), a best of conference citation in the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2012) as well as a best vision paper award (3rd place) in SSTD 2017. Besides impact through scientific publications, Mohamed is also the co-architect of several software artifacts, which include  GeoSpark (a scalable system for processing big geospatial data) that is being used by major tech companies such as Uber, Facebook and MoBike. Dr. Sarwat spent the summers of 2011 and 2012 at NEC laboratories and Microsoft Research Redmond, respectively. He is an associate editor for the GeoInformatica journal and has served as an organizer / reviewer / program committee member for major data management and spatial computing venues. In June 2019, Dr. Sarwat has been named an Early Career Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Mobile Data Management community.

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Selected Publications

Recent News

  • [06.12.2019] Named Early Career Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE MDM community
  • [04.22.2019] Journal Article on “Spatial Data Processing in Graph Database Systems” accepted to GeoInformatica
  • [03.22.2019] Two papers accepted to IEEE MDM 2019
  • [02.01.2019] Received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award
  • [02.01.2019] Two demo papers and a tutorial accepted to IEEE ICDE 2019
  • [01.02.2019] Short paper accepted to EDBT 2019
  • [08.23.2018] Research paper on “Indexing Geographic Knowledge Graphs” accepted to ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018
  • [04.28.2018] Research paper on “Large-Scale GeoSpatial Data Visualization in Spark” accepted to SSDBM 2018
  • [01.15.2018] Lightning talk on “Human Database Interaction (HDI)” at IEEE ICDE 2018
  • [08.23.2017] Received the Computing Community Consortium Blue Sky Ideas award for best vision papers (3rd place) in SSTD 2017
  • [07.18.2017] Appointed Associate Editor, Special Issue Manager and Editorial Board Member of GeoInformatica Journal